The Malverns is celebrating Easter 2022 in a big way. The Easter holidays are the perfect time to plan some big family activities, venture outdoors as spring hits its stride, tuck into an Easter Sunday Roast (accompanied by a bit too much chocolate) and still have time to fit in an Easter Egg Hunt or two. As luck would have it, The Malverns provide all these and more, so why not plan a day trip or full-on Easter getaway to our fantastic area. Read on to find out what’s happening this Easter:
There are plenty of Easter Trails taking place across in The Malverns in 2022, including two custom-made Town Centre Easter Trails in Tenbury Wells and Upton Upon Severn, and they make a fabulous way to welcome the coming of spring and get the kids out and about during the Easter holidays. Alternatively, head to one of the attractions listed below and experience treasure hunts and adventure days.
Tenbury Wells Easter Trail 12-16 April 2022 – FREE
In Tenbury some adorable little chicks have hatched all over the town centre and are completely lost! Head to the scenic town and find the 19 Easter chicks. The Easter chicks will be hiding around the town from Tuesday 12 April – Saturday 16 April 2022.
After completing the Easter Trail, visit Tenbury Wells Tourist Information Centre at 48 Teme St, Tenbury Wells WR15 8AA to collect your prize. The TIC is open Monday – Saturday: 10am – 4pm.
Upton upon Severn Easter Trail 12 – 16 April 2022 – FREE
The Easter Bunny has visited Upton and dotted eggs around the town, all numbered. But which number is the prize-winning Golden Egg?
Collect your riddle sheet from the Upton Tourist Information Centre at The Pepperpot and match the riddles with their respective answers, which will be a location somewhere in the town. The last number left over is the one belonging to the Golden Egg. Don’t forget to take your answer back to the Tourist Office to collect your reward!
The Tourist Information and Pepperpot Heritage Centre is open during the Easter Holidays on Monday – Saturday: 10am – 1.15pm & 1.45pm – 5pm (closed on Sundays)
“Global EGGventure” Family Treasure Hunt at Eastnor Castle 15 – 18 April 2022
Come to Eastnor Castles Easter “Global EGGventure” Family Treasure Hunt in celebration of 150 years of ‘Around the World in 80 Days’. Clues have been hidden around the castle and grounds and entries can be handed in to receive a chocolate treat at the end. Also included is entry into a prize draw for the chance to win an enormous Easter egg. Tickets for this event include entry to the castle and its beautiful grounds making a fab opportunity for a big day out for all the family.
Easter Adventure Day at Witley Court Sat 2 – Sun 24 April 2022
Join Witley Court’s Easter Quest including a traditional Easter Egg Hut with clues and challenges, and discover fun Easter games like egg rolling and the egg and spoon race. The quest can be taken on your visit to Witley Court on any day of the school holidays and fits in perfectly with a visit to the house and grand gardens.
Events and Days Out
Meet Your Farmyard Friends at ContryTastic – 14 April 2022
CountryTastic provides a jam packed day for all the family. There is something for everyone to get stuck into including tractor and trailer rides, pottery workshops, a play barn and so much more. There will be an opportunity to meet all the farmyard favourites as well as rabbits, guinea pigs and the very friendly ponies and donkeys. Pre-booked tickets are a must for this popular event and under 3’s go free.
Magical Easter Fairy Workshops at Link Nurseries 13 – 14 April 2022
Join a magical Easter Fairy Workshop at Link Nurseries. There are heaps of activities to delight young fairies including making Fairy Wands, Fairy doors, Fairy garlands, decorating Fairy Annabelle & her Easter Bunny plus making Fairy Wish Jars. There is also a chance to have your picture taken in the Fairyland photo booth, meet the adorable bunny Jack and guinea pigs Lilly & Sqashi, and hunt for fairies in the pretty gardens on the Fairy Easter Egg Hunt.
Morning and afternoon sessions available, but there are limited spaces so booking is essential. Tickets are £10 per child.
For more information:
Jo Kordas: 07915602711, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Peter Rabbit and Friends Easter Show at the Coach House Theatre – 3 April 2022
This fantastic Easter family show is not to be missed. Celebrity rabbit Peter Rabbit will take you on a musical journey all about his chocolate eggs, with familiar Easter songs to sing and dance to along the way. Taking place on Sunday 3 April, arrive from 2:30pm for the show times; 3-4pm. After the show there will be meet and greets, photos and Easter eggs till 5pm.
Tickets are £10 per child, £5 per adult and under 2s go free.
Catch a Movie or Show at The Regal Tenbury
If there’s one thing that can be guaranteed about the British weather in April it’s that it’s unpredictable! Not to worry though as The Regal in Tenbury Wells shows a good selection of movies perfect for filling a rainy afternoon. Catch the unmissable Sing 2 with the little ones, feast your eyes on the new Batman film or have your heart warmed by The Phantom of the Open. Also on offer is live music from Jon Boden & The Remnant Strings and The Fleetwood Mac Songbook. See the full rundown of what’s playing below:
Easter Showings at Malvern Theatres
The Malvern Theatres has a show, film or activity for every taste this Easter. Just some of what’s on offer include Olivier Award-Winning comedy-drama from Jim Cartwright The Rise and Fall of Little Voice and the beloved Sandi Toksvig’s hilarious live comedy show Next Slide Please. Malvern Theatres are also running theatre tours this spring which offer a glimpse behind the scenes of the stages and dressing rooms and give insight into how your favourite shows are made. There is plenty more on offer, so press the button below to see the full programme.
Tenbury Car Boot Sale on The Burgage – 18 April
Take a leisurely stroll around Tenbury Wells on Bank Holiday Monday and pop by their car boot sale. This Bank Holiday staple takes place on The Burgage which is also home to a swimming pool, award winning children’s play area and hosts many of Tenbury’s community events. It’s a short walk from here to the town centre so you can pick up a snack or coffee after a happy morning rummaging for bargains. The car boot is open from 7am to 2pm on bank holiday Mondays.
Walks, Nature and the Great Outdoors
Visit the Lovely Upton Ham Meadow
Upton Ham Meadow is a rare, flower rich grassland and an example of a Lammas or floodplain meadow. The meadow floods annually bringing water and nutrients to the grasses which creates a perfect environment for rare and pretty wildflowers. This time of year, after the flood water has thankfully receded, the meadow blooms with wildflowers including the pretty lilac Lady’s Smock or Cuckoo Flower. It is a lovely walk on the paths across the Ham, and back to Upton upon Severn via the river path.
Enjoy the Teme River and Valley
The Teme is a meandering and secluded river which runs from mid Wales, down the border between Wales and England and through Tenbury Wells before joining the River Severn near Worcester. The valley surrounding the river is worth exploring with views of tranquil rolling hills and plenty of orchard blossom in the spring. Access to the riverbank itself is somewhat limited but pretty river walks can be taken from places like Knightwick. Follow the link below to find walks through the Teme Valley and around Tenbury Wells.
Take the Hidden Tenbury Trail
Tenbury Wells is a town rich in heritage, culture and community. Known as the international capital of mistletoe and a great producer of cider apples the town holds festivals to celebrate these annually. The town is also well-known for growing hops and for the rearing of cattle and sheep, which is showcased in the annual Agricultural and Countryside Show in August each year. Delve deep into the towns rich history and culture with the self guided Hidden Tenbury QR Trail tour.
See the Beautiful Bluebells on The Malvern Hills
From mid-April, as the spring breeze warms the wooded slopes of the Malvern Hills, delicate bluebells bloom in their thousands. Head to Jubilee Drive, accessible via a short walk from Black Hill car park, to see this lovely native species.
Please take care when visiting these ancient plants, they are protected from picking and digging up by the Wildlife and Countryside Act (1981). Bluebells can take years to recover from being trampled so please stick to the paths so that they can continue to be enjoyed year on year.
Discover the NEW Priory Park Play Area
Due to open on Good Friday ((15 April 2022) Priory Park’s newly revamped play area will be open to the public in time for the Easter weekend. The new play area has sustainable timber, planting and materials to give a natural and rustic feel, while also allowing for a range of play for kids of all ages. Children will be able to climb on natural boulders, crawl through hobbit holes, hide in a hollow tree trunk, walk across a rope bridge, swing on a basket swing and even meet a giant dragonfly!
Food and Drink
Easter Treats at The Finest Chocolate Shops
There’s nothing like slipping into a chocolate induced snooze after the excitement of the egg hunt. It’s not hard to find delicious cocoa treats in The Malverns as we are blessed with two fine chocolate shops. At Mr Thom’s in Tenbury Wells you can find handmade Belgian chocolates and a huge range of delectable Easter treats including an Easter version of their popular hot chocolate bombs and huge handmade chocolate eggs . In Great Malvern, Chocolate Avenue is stuffed with luxury chocolate morsels as well as ice-cream for those warm April afternoons.
Snack on Traditional Easter Baked Goods
Pastries, cakes and buns really come into their own in the Easter season. Luckily our bakeries in The Malverns are up to the challenge of providing sticky hot cross buns and light and fruity Easter cake. The Malvern Bakehouse freshly bakes bread and sweet treats every day including Swedish buns and pretty cupcakes. Local favourite Colson Bakeries can always be relied upon for traditional Easter bakes and Faun cooks up treats using local and seasonal ingredients.
Have a Delicious Easter Sunday Lunch
Nothing beats a crispy roast potato or gravy-filled Yorkshire pudding with daffodils smiling in the sun out the window. There’s no shortage of Easter Sunday venues from family friendly pubs to fine dining eateries in The Malverns. The Cottage in the Wood puts on a fantastic Easter Sunday spread with salted aged longhorn beef sirloin, roasted Cotswold White chicken, and delicious vegetarian options. All served with trimmings, leek & broccoli gratin, roast potatoes and seasonal greens. There are plenty of family friendly pubs in the area with play areas for excited little ones such as The Old Bush in Callow End which serves a traditional Sunday Roast and has a lovely countryside setting with a large pub garden and play area. Or treat yourself to a fine dining experience that will make the most of the fruits of spring at Pensons. Open for lunch from Thursday to Sunday, Pensons is a fine dining experience set on The Netherwood Estate where many of the ingredients are foraged from the estate or grown onsite in the kitchen garden.